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February 26, 2019
When it Comes to Your Interview, Information is Your Best Friend

Back in the day, if you wanted to really prepare for your job interview, you’d have to go to the Public Library and do some research on the company you were interviewing with. There, you would find dusty old tomes in which you could look up information about the company, and you could learn even […]

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February 21, 2019
Clutch Highlights Stout Systems amongst Top Custom Software Development Firms in 2019

Some things are best solved by humans and Stout Systems is fueled by the most powerful technology available: human intelligence.® With a team of IT industry veterans who have decades of experience, our expert software engineers and developers take pride in their work and deliver quality solutions for our clients’ needs. Each project we’ve delivered […]

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February 12, 2019
Top 5 Ways to Attract and Retain Tech Talent

It’s a fiercely competitive labor market right now, especially for technical talent. Many companies worry that because they cannot match the wages on offer from other firms, they won’t be able attract or retain the workforce they need. When companies have the mindset that it’s a SHOW ME THE MONEY market, they can feel like […]

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February 5, 2019
CodeMash 2019 Photos and Slides

          Thank you to everyone who attended our sponsor session "How to Improve Your Task Estimates by 0 to 1,000%" and congratulations to our raffle winners! The presentation slides are available here: https://rebrand.ly/googldee96  Did you stop by our beach party photobooth? Scroll to find your photo below:

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January 8, 2019
Sometimes You Have to Throw Your Interviewer a Bone

I just read a Human Resource article that was alerting managers to the fact that they might be bad interviewers. And the fact is, many of them are. I don’t mean to criticize, but good interviewing techniques don’t always come naturally - they are often the result of reading lots of good articles on how […]

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December 4, 2018
Progressive Web Applications: Part 2

In the article "Progressive Web Applications, Part 1," I laid out what a progressive web application is, and how it can enhance a web application to look and function like a real, native mobile application. I also covered what is and isn’t supported by today’s major platforms, Android and IOS. In this article I’ll be […]

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November 8, 2018
“So, Tell Me A Bit About Yourself”

Recently, I saw some interesting statistics about the hiring process. Studies have shown that 30% of hiring decisions are made within the first five minutes of an interview, and 5% are made within the first 60 seconds. That puts a fair amount of pressure on a person to make a good first impression. Obviously, you’ll […]

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September 25, 2018
Progressive Web Applications: Part 1

“Progressive Web Application” is a popular new terminology that encompasses an up and coming standard for web applications. This standard gives web apps the ability to be installed to a device and to function like a normal, lightweight device application. Devices can be mobile phones, tablets, or even more recently desktops. The app can be […]

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August 26, 2018
Let Prospective Employers Know You are Keeping Your Skills Current

Who knew that 80% of money transfers and 95% of ATM swipes are still powered by programs written in COBOL? This is very good news for retired COBOL programmers who want to keep doing a bit of work. It is also good news for younger developers who learned to program in COBOL to take some […]

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July 9, 2018
Swooping on Candidates

If you follow the news about the labor market, you know that the unemployment rate is extremely low. Job creation continues at a strong pace. Even people who weren't previously looking for work have taken notice—and they are feeling optimistic enough about their chances that they, too, have started applying for jobs. These factors cut […]

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